Management Training

Globally there is plenty of healthy debate about whether it is appropriate for managers and leaders to become fully fledged coaches, but one thing is for sure – it’s essential that they have the capability to engage in coach-like discussions at work, in order to encourage accountability and responsibility for personal action across their team.

Kathryn has previously worked with the New Zealand Institute of Management to design Manager as Coach training programmes, and has also built a series of People Skills Workshops to ensure that she is contributing directly to the development of leadership capability in New Zealand.

Workshops can be tailored for your organisation at minimal cost, or new workshops can be designed if there’s a specific subject that you’d like to cover.

Workshops are all highly participative and engaging – with plenty of practical tools, BINGO moments, and handy resources to take away like the eBook Essential Questions to GROW Your Team.

Kathryn is proud to be a key facilitator and coach for Organisation Development Institute providing targeted training and coaching for businesses.

Essential Questions to GROW Your Team – is an eBook which has been published to enable leaders have more effective discussions with their teams at work which has been endorsed by Graham Alexander, inventor of the globally renowned GROW coaching model. It has been built around a one-day introduction to coaching skills workshop.

People Skills Workshops


People Skills Workshops currently include:

Motivating without Money – a 2hr introduction to understanding the different things that drive teams at work, and then exploring how to use that knowledge to motivate them.

Introduction to Coaching Skills – a one day introduction to the power of coaching conversations at work.

Manager as Career Coach – vital skills to help your managers have more effective career discussions with their team in order to increase engagement with your business. Includes access to our Online Career Centre with managers creating their own career plans during the workshops.

Feedback for Appraisals – a half day workshop to explore different models for having feedback discussions with team members, particularly useful at appraisal time.

Advanced Coaching Skills – a 2-day workshop for managers and leaders who have a basic understanding of coaching. The workshop is built around our Online Career Centre meaning that attendees create and implement their own career development plan throughout the workshop.

Re-engaging your Team – a 2hr workshop exploring the fundamentals of what makes us enjoy our work, including a self review and action planning to enhance attendee’s experience of work.

Recruitment Decision Making – a 2hr introduction to competency based interviewing techniques for hiring managers. Also available as a one-day workshop.

CV Workshop – a 2hr workshop to review CV best practice and how to create a great first impression on potential employers – this is specifically aimed at supporting outplacement programmes.

Interview Workshop – a 2hr workshop to teach your employees how to succeed during recruitment interviews, whether for external positions or internal promotions. This can be most beneficial to support employees who are facing redundancy.

Fans of Management Training

Kathryn trained our staff in how to have coaching conversations at work. It was truly excellent and has made a hugely positive contribution to a positive performance review process. She is an excellent trainer and writer, and is particularly skilled at reading the needs of individuals and the group then pitching her challenges at the right level. She has also worked one to one with many of our staff - they highly recommend her as a coach.
- Alyson

The one day coaching skills for managers programme has enabled us to introduce the benefits of coaching skills across a variety of non-profit organisations.
- Loudon

Kathryn’s programmes are always of exceptional quality and she goes out of her way to ensure that clients receive the support they need.
- Jo

Kathryn has provided coaching skills workshops and individual coaching for many of our clients. It’s a real pleasure to work with Kathryn as she is highly professional as well as being very personable. The feedback we get from our clients is consistently positive and she is often asked back for additional work.
- Nicky and Kyran, ODI